Promotion of Respecting Human Rights

Consultation and Reporting on Human Rights Issues

Sumitomo Pharma has established a Compliance Hotline that is available not only to officers and employees of our Group companies, but also to family members, business partners, and all other persons who are involved in any way in the business of our Group companies to consult or report any adverse impacts or concerns regarding human rights. If you would like to use the Compliance Hotline, Click here (Inquiries Regarding Compliance) for the Compliance Hotline.

Initiatives to Prevent Harassment

Sexual harassment and power harassment in the workplace, as actions that hurt the dignity of individuals, are important issues related to the infringement of human rights. Sumitomo Pharma has a clearly stated anti-harassment policy in its employment regulations, which specifies that violations of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
In our in-house training, we provide education on the relationship between our business activities and human rights, deepening the understanding that each individual employee has about human rights. In our new employee training, we aim to foster awareness that respect for human rights as a company engaged in drug research and development, manufacture and sales. Moreover, we thoroughly ensure that employees acquire proper knowledge and raise awareness of preventing harassment through grade-specific training and training for managers.

In fiscal year 2021, we conducted harassment training for all managers, led by an external lecturer, featuring a range of harassment case studies and advice on how to respond to consultations.

Initiatives to Prevent Harassment

We have set up consultation desks at our main business sites, including our head offices, creating an organization that can respond promptly and considerately to complaints and inquiries. All parties related to the company are eligible for these measures and the entire company is committed to preventing any harassment.
Click here (Health, Safety, and Welfare of Employees) for details on consultation desks.

Relationship with the Workers Union

Sumitomo Pharma Workers Union comprises employees from the Sumitomo Pharma. As regular workers-management consultation bodies, the Workers Union and the company proactively exchange opinions based on each perspective on human capital management and workplace health & safety.

Other Human Rights

・Click here (Endeavors for Clinical Trials) in the "R&D" section for information on respecting human rights in clinical trials.
・Click here (CSR-Based Procurement) in the "Supply Chain" part for information on respecting human rights in supply chain.
・Click here (Research Ethics Committee page) in the "R&D" section for information on respecting human rights in the Research Ethics.(in Japanese only)
・Click here (Initiatives to Improve Access to Medicines) in the "Global Health" part for information on respecting human rights in global health.